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Vigil marks 2 weeks since Conn. school massacre

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Visitors pass by a tree bearing the photo of Emilie Parker during the community dedication of a grove of trees at the Salt Lake City cemetery in remembrance of victims of the Newtown, Conn. shootings, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. (AP) Visitors pass by a tree bearing the photo of Emilie Parker during the community dedication of a grove of trees at the Salt Lake City cemetery in remembrance of victims of the Newtown, Conn. shootings, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. (AP)

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Clergy from across Newtown, Conn., marked the passing of two weeks since the elementary school massacre at with an interfaith vigil focused on the healing process.

Religious leaders gathered with a few dozen others at a wind-swept soccer field Friday morning to offer words of support for the community.

Pastor Jack Tanner of the Newtown Christian Church said faith leaders are standing with the town as it begins a long healing process.

The vigil included representatives from Roman Catholic, Episcopal, Methodist, Congregational, Buddhist, Muslim and other places of worship.

A 20-year-old gunman shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary on Dec. 14 and killed 20 first-grade students and six adult staff members. He also killed his mother before going on the school rampage and then committing suicide.

 

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